Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Whenever the kids are stuck on a particular writing assignment,
I tell them to "just jot down their thoughts, be quick, write whatever comes to mind."
Later they can make those thoughts make more sense, become more cohesive. 

AND... when my son was stuck on a particular assignment because he had decided in his mind that it had to go a certain way, but couldn't make it work that way, 
I said to "think outside of the box, start at the end or just write the middle."

Guess I'm going to have to take my own advice.  :)
There's an awful lot of fun to be had when you write outside of the box.

As I mentioned yesterday,
November is National Novel Writing Month which has been shortened to NaNoWriMo.
It's a ridiculous group of syllables, and you won't find me writing a novel this month,
but here's what I am going to do.

I'm gonna...
Turn my NoMoBlogPoMoJo into BlogPoMoJo-N-Mo
(If those nonsense syllables don't make sense to you that's okay...
just think about it for a while, run it around in your head, lose some sleep over it...
I don't mind.)


Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Good advice.

Susan said...

Love it! I thought of NaNoWriMo yesterday when you mentioned that you’d be writing every day in November! Love your BlogPoMoJo-N-Mo idea! (And love the lighting in your picture as well! Gorgeous!)

Leslie said...

i need help with writing assignments for me sister. i love this picture of her. i was picturing myself sitting there in your sunny front windows with her.

Jess said...

Go Colleen! GO!

Grammie/Mom said...

Hi there pretty girl! You seem to be concentrating so hard that you don't even realize your Mom is taking your picture! It's a great one. Will you share your writing?